Design Week Mexico, the country’s leading platform for Design and Architecture, has unveiled its program and first confirmed participants for its 9th edition, which takes place from October 11th – 15th. Design Week Mexico will celebrate creativity and design with a range of activities, from exhibitions and temporary installations to interventions and talks, turning the capital into an international platform for innovation.
Since 2009, Design Week Mexico has curated and managed a varied program of exhibitions, architecture pavilions, installations and conferences that together aim to empower the city through creativity and design while addressing the urban challenges of the 21st century.
Last year, Mexico and Switzerland celebrated their 70th anniversary of diplomatic relations. Building on that relationship, Design Week Mexico will host Switzerland as its Guest Country. Meanwhile, the East-Central state of Puebla – known for its rich tradition of handcraft and folk art, such as the mayolica style pottery, glass, and indigenous textiles – will be this edition’s Guest State, enabling bilateral collaboration between contemporary designers and traditional craftsmen.
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For this edition of Design Week Mexico, the Museo de Arte Moderno is pleased to present 100 Years of Swiss Design, a significant exhibition looking at Switzerland’s design legacy and its international influence in the field.
Initially mounted in 2014 at the Museum für Gestaltung (Zürich), this new iteration will explore the shared histories of both countries, for instance with the work of Swiss architect Hannes Meyer, who lived in Mexico from 1938 for a decade, after directing the Bauhaus School. Mexican designers will be celebrated too, for, instance Uzyel Karp and Moisés Hernández, who both spent time in Switzerland before returning to their native Mexico.
Alongside the fair, Design Week Mexico has joined forces with a number of institutional and corporate leaders such as INADEM, Masisa Lab, ProMéxico, IMPI, Kickstarter, Idea Couture and Crowdfunded to present Design Hub, a talks series around the design industry in Mexico today. And for the companies and entrepreneurs wishing to develop their business models, a special business workshop focusing on the creative industries will be available too.
Boca do Lobo showcases the best of
contemporary design at Design Week Mexico
Boca do Lobo alongside with Atelier Europa, will be showcasing the best of handmade traditional techniques that bring together contemporary design and Portuguese tradition during Design Week Mexico.
With a space decorated with several pieces of the brand, Wohnen Mobel Mexico’s Showroom – Atelier Europa – will strengthen and explore new fields and offer interior designers plenty of options for their projects. Take a look at some pieces with an emblematic history, that you´ll be able to see in Atelier Europa Showroom not only during Design Week Mexico but also as a permanent exhibition of Boca do Lobo’s exquisite design, now present in México City.
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Colombos is the perfect pedestal table for a living room, hallway, entrance or lobby. This very stylish pedestal table is a perfect table to display a beloved collectibles, books or perhaps a vase of flowers. Colombos is so functional that can also be a coffee or a tea table! A single center column, with a pedestal base in a simple and delicate silhouette, that brings a new look to a very classic shape.
The Royal is a real step forward for Boca do Lobo. It’s hand-carved details of the intricate marquetry design and finishes, are executed with amazing precision by our artisans. Made from wood, each of its details is executed with precision, from its frame in a baroque and minimalist faceted style, to its unique tabletop, in a palisander veneer patchwork collage, finished with a high gloss varnish. This extraordinary piece combines new design and architecture trends but never forgetting the rich tradition of the past.
Soho Sideboard named the first collection of Boca do Lobo, boosting its first international steps. It was presented for the first time in London, one of the biggest and international stages of design. The attitude and irreverence reflected by this piece made it an icon, never unnoticed in any part of the world.
Infinity holds a shimmering aura that gets a classy touch to any living space. Stunning in either modern or classic entrance halls and a great addition to any living room decoration. Handcrafted by our talented craftsmen, this prodigious piece has a striking geometric mosaic wood veneer top and a copper leaf base finished with high gloss varnish.
The Lapiaz Sideboard originates from one of Boca do Lobo’s iconic design pieces. Based on the same aesthetic that created a legacy, the Lapiaz Sideboard takes exceptional craftsmanship and design to a new realm. Consisting of two individual modules, the Lapiaz is finished in polished stainless steel that portrays a perfect mirror, with a poplar root wood veneer interior.
This creation reinforces the status of the art of furniture, reflected in the most beautiful and sophisticated drawers that defy time and space. All drawers were worked by hand respecting the highest standards of quality, whether in the fine materials used or in all the finishing details. The high level of demand is revealed in all phases of this creation, from its conception, until the finishing touch.
The internationally renowned art museum and one of the most significant architectural icons of the 20th century, the Guggenheim Museum has inspired the concept of this cabinet. Boca do Lobo believes that Guggenheim cabinet is between the finest and most elegant cabinets of its collections. This handcrafted, extremely versatile and unique piece is ideal for storing glassware and fine silver collectibles in the dining room or any other of your collections – a great compliment to any classic or modern interior setting.
Projected to be the jewel in the crown of the Portuguese brand Boca do Lobo, the Diamond Sideboard is a reflection of the furniture jeweler’s expertise and quintessence, undoubtedly deserving its title. This opulent object, full of resources and desire, has two carefully sculpted doors that reveal a gold lined interior with shelves and two drawers. This piece is inspired by the gothic furniture of the romantic period, with its capacity to take advantage of the power of imagination, precision, and escape, without forgetting its unique character.
With order being the pleasure of the reason, a disorder is the delight of emotions. What seems confused and cluttered can, in a glance, acquire a new meaning, capable of inspiring and becharming us. The Glance Mirror tells us that story, the crossroads of life, and the reason among the chaos. The concept of a defragmented mirror brings out its noblest gold backdrop, where it’s unique beauty comes from daring to risk and challenge the conventional.
There is nothing finer than a gorgeous mirror to set off the décor in a room. Boca do Lobo offers you marvelous and beautiful mirrors that add a touch of magic to a room in the same way a painting does. Root Mirror will create a new dimension in the interior design of your space. I am sure you will enjoy the reflection of this stunning wall mirror. It is composed of ten different sized grey mirrors in a rusted golden leaf finished frames, which are then constructed in an overlapping pattern.
Mirrors are widely believed to have enchanting powers thanks to their ability to reflect light and show appearance so precisely and incredibly. Through a passionate explosion of romance, the drama the Venice Mirror stirs emotion in anyone that catches its eye. Hand cut and carved by an experienced artisan who’s passion for glasswork goes back as far as his childhood, the Venice represents Boca do Lobo’s ambition to bring value to true craftsmanship through contemporary design.
If you’re going to Design Week Mexico don’t forget to visit us at Atelier Europa Showroom!